Much of New York and New Jersey begin to regain normalcy just days after being hit by the Superstorm Sandy. The storm that ravaged the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast left a death toll of over 80 and about 4.6 million businesses and homes without power. Subways and buses started running again, unfortunately some parts of the city were hit harder than others leaving crowds of travelers unable to reach their destinations.
Sandy could cost as much as $50 billion in property damages and business losses, which makes it runner-up of the most costly storm, only being second to Hurricane Katrina. Residents, who are finally returning, try to contain their emotions as they learn what is left of their homes.
As a result of the power outages and safety concerns in the city, many residents have decided to flee the state. Shortages on food, pitch dark streets, and freezing temperatures have also caused an unsettled uproar in victims.
Many people affected by the storm are coming together to help provide needs to one another during this time. New York’s Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is making sure citizens have meals and bottled water distributed throughout neighborhoods around the city and estimates have been made that electricity should be returned by the upcoming Saturday.
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